Friday, January 27, 2017

Homework:  
Power Standard 3 is due today
Energy slide show presentations are scheduled to begin on Monday the 30th

Today in Class:  

Edmentum:  PSSA Benchmark 3

All unfinished energy projects will need to be completed outside of class. Presentations should be given within the 4-5 minute time requirement that was discussed in class.


Absent Students:  
Complete the Energy Power Point Presentation

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Homework:  
Power Standard 3 is due on Friday
Energy Slide Show Presentations are scheduled to begin on Monday the 30th

Today in Class:  

Edmentum Warm-Up

US Electricity Demand

Water Turbine Hydro-electricity Demonstration

Today is the last day to work on energy power point presentations.  All unfinished work will need to be completed outside of class.  Presentations should be given within the 4-5 minute time requirement that was discussed in class.


Absent Students:  
Complete the Energy Power Point Presentation


Monday, January 23, 2017

Homework:  Power Standard 3 is due on Friday

Today in Class:  Begin work on energy project listed below.  Presentations of the project are scheduled to begin on Thursday the 26th.

Energy Unit
Powerpoint Instructions


Introduction
There are nine major energy sources used in the United States today. Energy is a part of every aspect of our lives. It is important to learn about energy and its impact on our society.


Student Focused Objective:
Students will learn about energy sources using web-based resources and create Powerpoint presentations to teach other students.


Resources
www.need.org/infobooks.htm   NEED’s energy sources fact sheets
www.eia.doe.gov/kids   Energy Information Administration’s Kid’s Page
www.energy.gov/kidz/kidzone.html   Department of Energy’s Kids Zone
www.awea.org   American Wind Energy Association
www.acf-coal.org   American Coal Foundation
www.nei.org   Nuclear Energy Institute
www.hydro.org  National Hydropower Association
www.ases.org  American Solar Energy Society
www.propanecouncil.org   Propane Education and Research Council
www.biomass.org  American Bioenergy Association
www.geotherm.org   Geothermal Energy Association
www.api.org  American Petroleum Institute
www.ngsa.org   Natural Gas Supply Association
http://www.darvill.clara.net/altenerg/index.htm


Procedure:
1. Students in groups of two or three will be assigned an energy source.
2. Student groups will use chrome books to research information about their energy source, using at least three of the web resources listed.
3. Student groups will use the computer lab to create Powerpoint presentations on their energy source. 
The presentations will include:
· Title slide
· Eight-to-ten slides that provide the following information about the energy source:
a.  description of the energy source, including renewable or nonrenewable
b.  history of the energy source
c.  where the energy source is found and how it is recovered
d.  how energy is stored in the source and how the energy is released
e.  how the energy source is used today
f.   advantages and disadvantages of the energy source
g.  economic impacts of the energy source
h.  environmental impacts of the energy source
i.   future of the energy source
j.   other interesting facts about the energy source
k.  Resource listing slide

4. Student groups will present their projects to the class.


Assessment of Student Learning:
Students will evaluate each group using a 1-to-5 rubric which includes knowledge of the energy source,  content of the presentation, level of participation in the research and presentation, and design and creativity of the presentation.


Conclusion:
Class discussion emphasizing the fact that every energy source has advantages and disadvantages and that it is important to use many energy sources to provide the energy needed in the U.S.


Extension:
Use this format to study emerging energy technologies such as hydrogen fuel cells, fusion, wave energy, and more.



Absent Students:  Study your energy worksheet

Friday, January 20, 2017

Homework: Study your Energy Worksheet

Today in Class:

Edmentum-Power Standard 2 is due today
                   Work on Power Standard 3

Energy Resources Flip Book Study Guide

Energy Resources Quiz

Absent Students:  Pick up materials for your flip book study guide.

WIN LINK (Determining Electrical Costs)

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Homework: Study your Energy Worksheet

Today in Class:

Edmentum

Use the link below to help you complete the energy worksheet.

Nonrenewable Energy

Renewable Energy

PA Department of Energy

Absent Students:  Pick up the Energy Worksheet and use the link above to help you complete it.

WIN LINK (Determining Electrical Costs)

Monday, January 16, 2017

Homework: 
Power Standard 2 is due Friday the 20th.
Power Standard 3 is due Friday the 27th.

Today in class:

Introduction to Energy Resources

Energy For Kids

Energy Discussion:  Past, Present and Future

The Future of Energy

Absent Students:  None


Monday, January 9, 2017


Homework:  Solar System quiz tomorrow and space unit test on Thursday.

Today in class:

Bill Nye "Comets and Meteors

Solar System Scale Drawing
Distance Chart

Planet Facts Review Game

Tuesday in class:

Planet Facts Review

Solar System Quiz

Wednesday in class:

Space Unit Review

Thursday in class:

Space Unit Test

Friday in class:

"Rocket Boys"




Absent Students:  Pick up a "Planet Facts" chart when you return.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Homework:  Study your planet charts

Today in class:

Power Standard 2 or 3 warm up

Comets, Asteroids and Meteoroids

Outer Planets discussion



Planet
Location
Size
Rotation
Revolution
Moons
Atmosphere
Fact 1
Fact 2


Jupiter


5th planet from the sun
largest planet
10 hours
about 12 years
53
hydrogen
helium
The red spot is a giant storm that has lasted over 300 years.
If Jupiter were larger it would have become a star


Saturn


6th planet from the sun
2nd largest planet
10.5 hours
a little longer than Jupiter
29.5 years
53
hydrogen
helium
Known for it’s thousands of rings
The density of Saturn is low enough that it would float (if there were an ocean large enough)



Uranus


7th planet from the sun
4 times the size of Earth
17 hours
retrograde
84 years
27
hydrogen
helium
methane
Rotates on it’s side and backwards
The methane gas gives it a “greenish” look


Neptune


8th planet from the sun
about the same size as Uranus
16 hours
165 years
13
hydrogen
helium
methane
Is sometimes farther away in it’s orbit than Pluto
One of it’s moons, Triton, orbits it backwards….. retrograde revolution

Sports on other Planets (optional activity)
NASA Data Table Link

Power Standards Remediation Groups

NASA Planet Data

Solar System Facts


Absent Students:  Pick up a "Planet Facts" chart when you return.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Homework:  Study your planet charts

Today in class:

Power Standard 2 or 3 warm up

Outer Planets data

Scale Diagram and facts

Power Standards Remediation Groups

NASA Planet Data

Solar System Facts

Inner Planet Data

Planet
Location
Size
Rotation
Revolution
Moons
Atmosphere
Fact 1
Fact 2


Mercury


Closest to the sun
smallest planet
58.5 days
88 days
0
very thin:
oxygen
sodium
hydrogen
helium
potassium
one of the hottest and coldest planets in our solar system
lead would flow like water


Venus


2nd planet from the sun
a little smaller than Earth
243 days

retrograde
225 days
0
very thick:
carbon dioxide
Nitrogen

Sulfuric Acid Clouds
Brightest planet in our night sky
A day on venus last longer than a year on venus



Earth


3rd “Rock” planet from the sun
a little larger than Venus
24 hours
365 days
1
nitrogen
oxygen
only planet that we know life exists on “currently”
Mr. Fisher’s room is located on this planet!


Mars


4th planet from the sun
½ the size of Earth
a little longer than Earth

24.5 hours
687 days
2
Thin:
Carbon Dioxide Nitrogen
Argon
largest volcano in the solar system
largest canyon in the solar system


Absent Students:  Pick up a "Planet Facts" chart when you return.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Homework:  Study your planet charts

Today in class:

Power Standard 2 warm up

Inner planets discussion.

Power Standard 1 remediation as necessary (If you have completed power standard 1, you may move on to the scale model)

Inner planets scale model

NASA Planet Data

Solar System Facts


Absent Students:  Pick up a "Planet Facts" chart when you return.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Homework:  Study your planet charts

Today's Links:

NASA Planet Data

Solar System Facts

Absent Students:  Pick up a "Planet Facts" chart when you return.